2001 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes
Lots of lemon curd and vanilla character, with hints of spices. Full-bodied, sweet and very fresh, with a spicy, honey aftertaste. A beautifully balanced Sauternes. Spicy and chunky on the finish. Best after 2008. (JS)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale yellow. Exotic, expressive aromas of apricot, honey, white raisin and caramel. Superripe and moderately thick but with sound acids giving it excellent balance. Flavors of toffee, caramel, honey, grilled nuts and spicy oak. The very long finish features a superripe suggestion of marzipan but also lovely limey lift. (ST)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted at the château, the 2001 Château Doisy-Védrines has an attractive honeysuckle and butterscotch bouquet, well defined with just a touch of wet wool...The palate is clean and fresh on the entry: tangerine and honey, dried orange peel and a focused, tensile finish that feels long in the mouth...(NM)
Pale orange. Marzipan nose and a bit tighter and tauter than the Doisy Daëne. Just a bit more monolithic. (JR)
13.8% alcohol and 130 grams sugar per liter. Fresh yellow gold in color, honey, pineapple, coconut and citric tones coat the palate. Fat and thick on entry, but balanced and elegant on the finish, this wine shows tremendous finesse and freshness. Should age well. Value!